Our year-end Gift Guide is back and bigger than ever, with reviews of over three dozen new products from a wide variety of manufacturers. Read our reports and buy with confidence -- we review USB interfaces, monitors, field recorders, studio tools, controllers, software, soundware, musical instruments, and even iPhone apps, all with an eye to making sure your holiday treats don't disappoint.
Beyond the Gift Guide, we offer a detailed first look at Royer Labs' affordable new R-101 ribbon mic, the handy and sweet-sounding Avenson IsoDI, studio acoustics aids from Primacoustic, the genre-defining Guitar Jack from Sonoma Wire Works, and a peek at Yamaha's impressive new AvantGrand digital piano.
But it's not all about gear for the holidays. Also in this issue, we look ahead to the New Year with interviews and articles on recording musicians who have found new and exciting ways to profit from their work, from TV themes to video games to pooling resources in order to bring in more clients. You'll find inspiration and great new ideas to help with your resolution to get more out of your recordings in the coming year!
All this plus our ongoing series on protecting your music and your rights, Readers' Tapes with Marty Peters, and much more! Find the perfect gifts to ring out the old year, and inspiring new studio directions to ring in the new -- all in the December RECORDING!
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For your holiday buying pleasure: short reviews of 34 products!
Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 headphones; Zoom H1 Handy Recorder; Steinberg CI1 and CI2+; M-Audio Axiom Keyboard Controllers; Sonnox Oxford Reverb plug-in; Abbey Roa......Expand
Royer's most affordable ribbon to date has a sound that carries on a proud tradition.
About 12 years ago Royer Labs ignited the ribbon microphone revolution with its R-121 microphone. Now in 2010, that same model, side-by-si......Expand
Five handy studio gadgets cover a variety of day-to-day needs.
While primarily known for room treatment solutions, Canada's Primacoustic also offers a line of products known as IsoTools. Each of these items is designed to ai......Expand
This DI box has some extra tricks under the hood for maximum sound quality in difficult installations.
Avenson Audio is a Texas-based company that makes handy tools that sound great and are often overlooked by bigger players......Expand
This digital piano sports a world-class sound, with a price to match. Is it relevant to the recording musician?
Editorâ€™s Note: We are bringing you a report on a new piano technology that intrigued us when we were first mad......Expand
No-compromise audio interface hardware and a surprisingly powerful multitracker, all for your iPhone.
As you may have noticed, the market for iPod accessories has been booming with all sorts of products, and music applicatio......Expand
When you get the call to create a theme for a new television series, your next steps have to be well-considered, perfectly executed... and fast!
When I mentioned to Recording's Editor that I had just completed the theme musi......Expand
Enter the strange, wonderful, and rewarding world of music licensing... here's what you need to know.
We all know that the old path to super stardom -- band records demo, demo impresses A&R guy, A&R guy comes to gig, label s......Expand
Your band's or studio's good name is a valuable commodity. Learn how to protect it!
What do the Beach Boys, The Wailers and Black Sabbath have in common? They all have been involved in trademark disputes regarding the owners......Expand